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There are two ways to stop a diesel engine. The first, as noted above, is cutting off the fuel and the safest way to stop the engine. The second it to cut off the air to the engine. This is usually only done as an emergency measure, and not typically used by the manufacturers to kill the engine in the normal course of things.
Yes but it is now important to mention. DO NOT USE YOUR HAND TO STOP AIR FLOW TO THE ENGINE! Doing so could result in a loss of part of your hand as this is a very powerful suction.
Should also point out that an engine can keep running with the fuel shut off under fault certain conditions. It will run on the engine crankcase oil around the rings if someone put too much oil in the crankcase or in some cases if the engine gets super over heated. In which case the only way to stop it is to plug the intake.
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